Nursing Team

Joel Elcoat RVN Cert VNES

Head Veterinary Nurse

Joel joined the Blue House team in November 2014, and has more than 10 years nursing experience. He has a Certificate in Exotic Species Nursing with his main area of interest in reptiles and husbandry. He became Head Nurse in 2016.

Outside of work he is an avid football fan and gamer when he is not busy with his newly expanded family.


3 words to describe Joel: experienced, knowledgeable, legend


Joel with lizard 3

Lucy Kilgallon RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Lucy has a German Shepherd called Gracie, a Lucher called Bonnie and a cat called Maddie. She also has a new pony called Smurf who she plans to do lots of dressage and jumping on in the future. Apart from horse riding she also enjoys socialising and walking the dogs.

3 words to describe Lucy: Dry sense of humour!
lucy and horse

Danielle Mather RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Danielle is an experienced Veterinary Nurse who joined Blue House last summer.

She has lots of horses, competing in a sport called Harness Racing, and is the very proud owner of the British record holder! Her trusty whippet Rosie is her number one mascot and accompanies Danielle to race courses all across the UK. 

3 words to describe Danielle: too many horses!

Amy Thompson RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Amy is the newest member of our nursing team, having joined us in June 2018. She has a cat called Toothless and 5 chickens: Connie, Daisy, Judi Dench, Freggs and Jemima Puddle-Chuck!

Outside of work Amy competes in obstacle racing and has recently qualified for the World Championships!

amy photo

Cheryl Wilkinson RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Cheryl joined us full time in Sept 2018 after working for us previously as both a locum and a full time nurse. She has over 25 years of experience, a certificate in dentistry and is a clinical coach which means she loves teaching her skills to others. She also enjoys weight clinic appointments, physiotherapy and discussing behaviour with clients. 

When not at work she's out hiking, swimming, doing pilates or with her menagerie of animals: 9 chickens, 2 ducks, 1 turkey, 3 cats and several fish!

3 words to describe Cheryl: cheeky, fun-loving, reliable

Donna Moore RVN

Veterinary Nurse

Donna works for us part time, mainly covering evenings and Saturday mornings. She looks after a goose called Meredith and more recently lots of her little goslings!

3 words to describe Donna: lovely, nurturing, dedicated
donna and meredith